Music-making and singing provision in settings supporting parents and under 3's

Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation


Thank you

to everyone who completed the survey, enabled me to interview, visit their settings or who took part in the focus group. The survey had a fantastic 342 responses, and I've met some wonderful people along the way!

If you would like to be kept informed about the next steps of this project and any future opportunities, I would love to add you to my (very occasional) mailing list! Do email me at rosie.adediran@gmail.com if you would like to stay in touch.

Finally, please see below to download the final full project report, and for the 2-page version where you can read an abridged version of what I found out! I'm excited about what comes next and would love to hear your thoughts on the results of the research.


Thanks again for your participation.



Frequently asked questions

What we’re trying to find out

  • What ‘music’ and ‘singing’ looks like in a range of settings that support families and under 3’s
  • If there’s a need for more support for staff and/or volunteers leading music in their settings
  • What exactly is needed to improve the skills, confidence and enjoyment of professionals delivering in settings

Who’s involved?

This Research and Development is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, ‘Ideas and Pioneers’ fund, and is being led by me, Rosie Adediran. I’m being supported by some other wonderful people and organisations such as MERYC, Tri-Muisc Together, Creative Futures and Sound Connections – all pioneers themselves in the world of music-making in the early years.

What you’ll get

  • A beautiful free printable to stick up in your setting entitled ‘Sing for the win!’
  • A PDF containing links to a choice of some excellent free resources, collated by myself and the network organisations involved in this project.
  • The chance to become part of our network and gain access to events, training and new resources that are developed off the back of this research!

We are also aiming to complete a number of case study visits (this would be appoximately a 3 hour visit involving a short interview, observation and a parent interview) and if we visit your setting, I will draw up some tailored recommendations for you and your setting.

Who can take part

If you are:

  • Someone who works regularly with families and under 3’s
  • Not providing childcare, but offering free drop-ins and services to families
then we’d love you to complete the survey – link below!

How we’ll use your data

See privacy policy

Contact me

If you’d like to get in touch or have any questions, do email me at rosie.adediran@gmail.com

Research ethics

Please read this ethics statement for an overview of the ethics considerations for this research and development - including surveys, interviews and focus groups. Here are our consent forms: Consent form for online survey Consent form for interviews Please do email me at rosie.adediran@gmail.com if you have any queries.

Key Information

This survey should take you no longer than 10 minutes – thank you so much for your time!

If you have any questions, then please do email me, Rosie at: